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The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies, Whitelaw, Ian
Author Name:    Whitelaw, Ian

Title:   The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Near Fine

Jacket Condition:   No Jacket, as issued

Type:   New Book

Edition:   1st Ed, Later Printing

Size:   8vo

Publisher:   New York, NY Abrams, Stewart, Tabori & Chang 2015

ISBN Number:   1617691461 / 9781617691461

Seller ID:   AB01411

***(Synopsis) History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back 2,000 years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting-edge materials. Among the countless fly patterns created over the centuries, these 50 have been carefully chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves, but also of fly-fishing techniques—and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia, and now to every country in the world. Filled with profiles of the key characters involved, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a fascinating companion to the evolution of this fascinating sport. Color photos, 224 pgs.


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